GEM COOKIES POLICY
You can review your cookie preferences and update your choices by clicking the Cookies Settings or Do Not Sell My Personal Information button below. (NOTE: button text may vary depending upon your location.)
This is in addition to any other controls that may be available to you.
1. What is a Cookie?
The main purposes for cookies are to: (a) make the site to function correctly and to help keep it secure; (b) make the site easier to use by remembering information that you've entered, to recognise you as a site user and to personalise your visit; and (c) collect basic information about the way you have used the site. The cookies may also allow us to record additional information on the webpages you have visited and the contents of those webpages, any information you input, your referring URL or IP address, your time of visit and related session information, your requested page, web browser type, user agent, status of request (successful reply), cookies, number of bytes in the response and query string and any information or technical detail your browser is sending to us.
Cookies set by the website operator are called "first party cookies". Cookies set by parties other than the website operator are called "third party cookies". The parties that set third party cookies can recognize your web browser both when it visits the Gem website and when it visits certain other websites where the third party’s cookies are also present.
More information on cookies and their use can be found at www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.
Like most websites and applications, we or companies we work with may place cookies on your computer or other device. These technologies help us better understand user behaviour and inform us about when and how often pages on our site and parts of our Services are visited.
These technologies help us understand how our Services are being used, help you navigate our Services, help remember your preferences, and generally improve your experience in using our Services. Cookies can also help ensure marketing you might see online is more relevant to you and your interests.
3. What types of cookies and related technologies do we use?
b) To facilitate communications: We automatically receive information about communications sent and received using our Services.
Performance, Analytics and Research
We use third party analytics services in order to better understand how our users are engaging with our Services. When a user browses our website or uses the Services, these services may collect the user’s IP address, browser type, and approximate location (based on the IP address). They may also set and access cookies on your computer or other device. In order to refine our understanding of user engagement, we provide these services with a user’s email address (which we collected as part of the user’s account registration process).
Advertising and Recommendations
We use third party service providers to display advertising on our Services and serve advertising on other third party sites that may be relevant to you or your interests. These cookies are also used to help measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns. They remember that you have visited a website and this information may be shared with other organizations, such as advertisers. This means that after you have been to our websites, you may see some advertisements about our Services elsewhere on the Internet.
Authentication and Security
In addition to cookies, we may use other similar technologies, like web beacons to track users of our Services. Web beacons, or "clear gifs," are tiny graphics that are used to track the online movements of web users.
In contrast to cookies, which are stored on a user's computer hard drive or device, clear gifs are embedded invisibly on web pages and are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence. We and our third-party service providers employ web beacons for the reasons stated, but primarily to help us better manage content on our Services by informing us which content is effective.
We may also use so-called "Flash Cookies" (also known as "Local Shared Objects or "LSOs") to collect and store information about your use of our services, fraud prevention and for other site operations.
4. How long do cookies last?
The length of time a cookie will stay on your computer or mobile device depends on whether it is a "persistent" or "session" cookie. Session cookies will only stay on your device until you stop browsing. Persistent cookies stay on your computer or mobile device until they expire or are deleted. The length of time that a persistent cookie lasts varies depending upon what that cookie does.
5. How to change your choices around cookies
Subject to local law, we may use non-technically necessary cookies with your consent. When you first land on our Services you will be asked which cookies you consent to using. You can revise your choices at any time by clicking the Cookies Settings or Do Not Sell My Personal Information button within this policy. (NOTE: button text may vary depending upon your location)
However, if you do this you won't have access to many features that may make your browsing of our website and use of our Services smoother, and some of our Services may not function properly. If you delete or clear your browser’s cookies, you will need to opt-out again.
If you opt-out of interest-based advertising by a third party, these tracking technologies may still collect data for other purposes including analytics and you will still see ads from us across the Internet, but the ads will not be targeted based on behavioural information about you and may therefore be less relevant to you and your interests.
Your mobile operating system may also give you choices around having your mobile identifier used for certain types of advertising. You should refer to the instructions provided by your mobile device’s manufacturer; this information is typically available under the “settings” function of your mobile device.
For iOS devices, to limit interest-based ad tracking, go to Settings > Privacy > Advertising > Turn on “Limit Ad Tracking.” For Android devices, go to Settings > Google services > Ads > Turn on “Opt out of Ads Personalization." For iOS and Android, you can also reset the advertising identifier that is currently assigned to you.
To opt-out of data collection for interest-based advertising across mobile applications by participating companies, download the DAA’s AppChoices mobile application opt-out offering here: https://youradchoices.com/appchoices.
6. Changes to this Cookies Policy
Our business changes constantly and our Cookies Policy will also change, so please review it frequently. We will notify you of any changes by posting the updated policy on this page with its effective date. If the change is material, we will take reasonable steps to notify you.
7. Contact Us
If you have any questions or comments, please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org
1 Post Street, 18th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94104, USA.